MABDA Report 25/08/13

King Of Jordan Abdullah II: Sectarian Violence Could Destroy Muslim World

Jordan's king warned Tuesday that ethnic and sectarian violence sweeping across several Arab countries could lead to the "destruction" of the Muslim world.

Abdullah II's remarks came at a conference in the Jordanian capital of 100 religious scholars, both Sunni and Shiite, from 35 countries. Christian clergymen also attended the meeting, which is discussing how Muslim nations can adopt moderate policies and preserve civil liberties and human rights.

Muslim Charity Top Ranked in US

A leading Muslim charity has been recognized amongst the top 10 highly rated charities in the United States, becoming one of the privileged Top Four Star Charities in the country.

This is a proud moment for all American Muslims." President of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Naeem Baig said in congratulating Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) team.

Supporting interfaith calls for peace in Egypt

The World Council of Churches (WCC) Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit has expressed support for the interfaith calls to action for peace and security in Egypt. He encouraged religious leaders to work together to call for protection and to promote the sanctity of human lives and religious places.

Tveit appreciated a recent statement issued by Bayt al-‘a'ila al-misriyya (The Egyptian Family Home) which appealed for the “security measures to protect the churches, the mosques, the national and the religious institutions as well as the sacred places.”

The Egyptian Family Home, an initiative of the Christian and Muslim leaders in Egypt, created in 2011, collaborates with WCC member churches in Egypt, including the Coptic Orthodox Church.

“Terrorism does not take into account the sanctity of religion,” notes the statement, issued on 15 August.